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Sener Levent, editor of Turkish-language daily newspaper Afrika, with his reporter Ali Osman Tabak, with supporters outside a north Nicosia court, after being acquitted for charges of insulting and defaming Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photograph: Birol Bebek/AFP/Getty Images

Two Turkish-Cypriot journalists, one of them a candidate for the European Parliament, have been cleared by a north Nicosia court of insulting Turkey’s(...)

Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci: “Afrika” paper’s prosecution  demonstrates Ankara is determined to export to northern Cyprus its mainland crackdown on dissent. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/AP

The European Commission and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe have called for respect for freedom of expression in northern Cyp(...)